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Point Reyes Station in Marin County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Whalewatching

 
 
Whalewatching Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, July 5, 2009
1. Whalewatching Marker
Inscription.
Southern Migration
• Pass Point Reyes late December through early February.

Northern Migration
•Mexico to Artic feeding grounds
•Pass Point Reyes early March through early May.

California gray whales pass Point Reyes on their seasonal migrations, and often you can see them from this area. The best views are from high ground near the water where you can look down as well as out to sea.

In the spring whales stay close to shore. Look for them just beyond the breakers off the beaches, or next to the rocky walls of the Point Reyes Headlands. Whales pass in the winter also, but they are usually farther offshore.

Spot gray whales by their spouts — air exhaled through their blowholes that rises 10-15 feet and condenses into a white vapor.
 
Erected by National Park Service.
 
Location. 37° 59.766′ N, 122° 58.71′ W. Marker is in Point Reyes Station, California, in Marin County. Marker can be reached from Chimney Rock Road. Touch for map. Marker is located within the boundaries of the Point Reyes National Seashore. Marker is in this post office area: Point Reyes Station CA 94956, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8
Excellent Point for Whalewatching image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, July 5, 2009
2. Excellent Point for Whalewatching
Chimney Rock in the background
other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Sea Life in These Waters (here, next to this marker); Lives of Sacrifice and Service are Honored Here (within shouting distance of this marker); Victims of the Coast (within shouting distance of this marker); Francis Drake (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Preserving Our Maritime Past (approx. 0.3 miles away); Point Reyes Conglomerate (approx. 2.3 miles away); Point Reyes Light Station (approx. 2.3 miles away); Common Murres (approx. 2.3 miles away).
 
Categories. AnimalsEnvironment
 
Whalewatching Marker-Excellent point image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, July 5, 2009
3. Whalewatching Marker-Excellent point
Photo taken not far from the marker
Sign at the Entrance to Point Reyes National Seashore image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, July 5, 2009
4. Sign at the Entrance to Point Reyes National Seashore
Car Painted with Point Reyes National Seashore Scene image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, July 7, 2009
5. Car Painted with Point Reyes National Seashore Scene
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 16, 2013, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 299 times since then and 27 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on February 16, 2013, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234.   5. submitted on February 19, 2013, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
 
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